Seth Endo & Liz Kennedy: Citizens United, the Koch Brothers, Corruption, and DemocracyFebruary 2015
What the explosion in private political spending means now, five years after Citizens United.
Bryan Hurt: MoonlessFebruary 2015
Flash Fiction: Stars are not meant to be kept in boxes.
Claire Nielsen: Apartheid’s Final OutpostFebruary 2015
In Orania, South Africa’s last remaining white-only town, the country’s history of racial segregation and white supremacy lives on.
Pepe Escobar: Year of the Sheep, Century of the Dragon?February 2015
China is building new silk roads.
Marian Wang: Inside the Wild World of Charter RegulationFebruary 2015
Charter school authorizers are charged with making sure schools can be trusted with kids and with public money.
Tim Gray: The Monochrome IndustryFebruary 2015
Retha Powers talks to the awards editor and former editor-in-chief of Variety about the Oscars, and Hollywood's diversity problem.
Robert Reich: Obama Must Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline PermanentlyFebruary 2015
President Obama must permanently stop the Keystone XL pipeline from being built.
Robin Hemley: When You Put it That WayFebruary 2015
On meeting fugitive Nehanda Abiodun in Cuba, on crossing other borders.
Joaquin Sapien: In Complicated Patz Case, Informant Could Testify About Suspect Not on TrialFebruary 2015
The defense in the Patz murder trial will argue another man is more likelier the killer of the young boy. Jack Colbert might help make that case.
A Louisiana Teacher’s Immodest Proposal for Synchronized Maternity LeaveFebruary 2015
After her workplace, a Catholic school, dropped contraceptive coverage from the employee health care plan, one teacher came up with a proposal of her own.
Dr. Robert Klitzman: Piercing Your ArmorFebruary 2015
Grace Bello talks to Columbia University bioethics professor Dr. Robert Klitzman about the anti-vaccination movement in the U.S. and its potent mix of misinformation, partisan politics, and fear.
Robert Reich: How Trade Deals Boost the Top 1% and Bust the RestFebruary 2015
Suppose that by enacting a particular law we’d increase the U.S.Gross Domestic Product. But almost all that growth would go to the richest one percent.
Sisi Wei and Yue Qiu: The Sweet Sound of CensorshipFebruary 2015
Censors can stop people tweeting in China, but over at the cybersecurity agency they sing like canaries.
Richard Falk: Murder in North CarolinaFebruary 2015
A short interview on interpreting the ghastly murder of three young Muslims living in the North Carolina university town of Chapel Hill.
Michael Klare: Keystone XL, Cold War 2.0, and the GOP Vision for 2016February 2015
Energy coordination on one continent could bring the planet to its knees.
Annie Waldman: Connecticut Schools Pin Down and Restrain ‘Staggering’ Number of KidsFebruary 2015
A new state report found one public school student was restrained more than 700 times in one year.
Nikole Hannah-Jones: Housing Enforcement Group Sues Bank for DiscriminationFebruary 2015
The lawsuit argues that the bank’s loan officers discriminated against minorities who applied for mortgages.
Heather Vogell: Virginia Passes Bill to Rein in Restraints of School KidsFebruary 2015
Many schools in the state still have no policies or rules around pinning kids down.
Dawn Davis: Launching Inkwell Book ClubFebruary 2015
Aditi Sriram talks with the founder of Inkwell, an online national black book club that launched yesterday, about supporting black writers and influencing the marketplace..
Rebecca Gordon: Saying No to TortureFebruary 2015
A gallery of American heroes.
Jake Bernstein: Holding the Fed’s Feet to the FireFebruary 2015
Sen. Warren and Rep. Cummings press Federal Reserve for details of leak investigation.
Alissa Nutting: The Transparency ProjectFebruary 2015
Flash Fiction: She watched her heart beating again and again like an unanswered question, like a phone in her chest that would not stop ringing.
Robert Reich: Back to the Nineteenth CenturyFebruary 2015
So what will be the galvanizing force for change this time?
Marissa Higgins: No Results FoundFebruary 2015
I know where my mother is, and still I cannot find her.
John Stoehr: The Politics of Bad MedicineFebruary 2015
How partisanship infects the vaccine debate.
Matthew Harwood: The Lone-Wolf Terror TrapFebruary 2015
The fear of lone-wolf terrorism rises.
Julie Angwin: The World’s Email Encryption Software Relies on One Guy, Who is Going BrokeFebruary 2015
Werner Koch’s code powers the email encryption programs around the world.
Ryann Grochowski Jones: Ridesharing, Uber & Drunk DrivingFebruary 2015
The ridesharing service published a report last week connecting the rise of Uber to a drop in drunk driving accidents. Except the connection isn’t so clear.
Norman Solomon: Destroy the Whistleblower and Perfume the Stench of ‘Operation Merlin’February 2015
The leak trial of CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling never got near a smoking gun, but the entire circumstantial case was a smokescreen.
Robert Reich: The Share-the-Scraps EconomyFebruary 2015
The economy of the future will be driven by robots, with little room for real people.